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- 08 November 2018 | Environment
Ghost nets are abandoned, lost or discarded fishing nets made from synthetic fibers that are left drifting in the world's oceans.
These silent killers can travel vast distances and are difficult to track.
Ghost nets will entangle, and eventually kill marine creatures like sea turtles, dolphins, fish, sharks, seabirds, whales and other living creatures.
- 05 November 2018 | Environment
Ross Edgley has finally completed the Great British Swim. He is the first person to swim around mainland Great Britain.
The 33-year-old athlete kicked off his swimming marathon in Margate, Kent, on June 1. He swam 2,000 miles at sea and spent 157 days in the water.
Edgley battled grueling ocean conditions, jellyfish sting, Storm Ali and Callum, and a disintegrating tongue while swimming around Great Britain.
- 25 October 2018 | Environment
Single-use plastic items will be banned from the European Union (EU) market by 2021.
The European Parliament approved the ban of plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, cotton buds, and balloon sticks. These products make up over 70 percent of all trash found in the world's oceans.
But the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) went a step further and also banned items made of oxo-degradable plastics like packaging and bags, as well as fast-food containers made of expanded polystyrene (EPS).
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